7 customisable OKR examples for Scrum Team

What are Scrum Team OKRs?

The Objective and Key Results (OKR) framework is a simple goal-setting methodology that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s. It became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s, and it's now used by teams of all sizes to set and track ambitious goals at scale.

Creating impactful OKRs can be a daunting task, especially for newcomers. Shifting your focus from projects to outcomes is key to successful planning.

We have curated a selection of OKR examples specifically for Scrum Team to assist you. Feel free to explore the templates below for inspiration in setting your own goals.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

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Our customisable Scrum Team OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Scrum Team Objectives and Key Results, but we did not stop there. Understanding the difference between OKRs and projects is important, so we also added examples of strategic initiatives that relate to the OKRs.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1. OKR to boost scrum teams' self-management and goal achievement capabilities

  • ObjectiveBoost scrum teams' self-management and goal achievement capabilities
  • Key ResultImplement self-management training for all scrum team members
  • TaskSchedule training sessions for all scrum team members
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate team members' progress post-training
  • TaskIdentify suitable self-management training programs or resources
  • Key ResultEnsure 100% of product goals are met by each team
  • TaskImplement corrective strategies if targets are missed
  • TaskConduct weekly progress review meetings
  • TaskDefine clear, measurable objectives for every team
  • Key ResultIncrease sprint completion rate by 25%
  • TaskPrioritize tasks and distribute them evenly among team members
  • TaskIncrease frequency of progress monitoring and feedback
  • TaskImplement additional sprint planning sessions

2. OKR to drive Agile and Scrum adoption across teams

  • ObjectiveDrive Agile and Scrum adoption across teams
  • Key ResultImplement Agile and Scrum in 5 teams with an 80% adherence rate
  • TaskAssign a Scrum Master for each team
  • TaskProvide Agile and Scrum training to all team members
  • TaskMonitor progress and enforce 80% adherence rate
  • Key ResultAchieve 95% satisfaction rate for Agile and Scrum training sessions
  • TaskUpdate and improve training curriculum based on feedback
  • TaskImplement post-training evaluations to gather participant feedback
  • TaskProvide extra support for participants struggling with the material
  • Key ResultTrain 10 teams on Agile methodologies and Scrum framework
  • TaskSchedule follow-ups to assess understanding
  • TaskIdentify the experienced trainers in Agile and Scrum methods
  • TaskAllocate distinct training sessions for each team

3. OKR to enhance product team's proficiency in Agile and Scrum methodologies

  • ObjectiveEnhance product team's proficiency in Agile and Scrum methodologies
  • Key ResultImplement at least 2 complex features using Agile and Scrum approaches
  • TaskIdentify and outline features for Agile implementation
  • TaskDevelop feature roadmap using Scrum methodology
  • TaskExecute, review and refine implemented features
  • Key ResultIncrease Agile and Scrum certification holders in the team by 30%
  • TaskAllocate resources for professional development and training
  • TaskImplement incentives for certification completion
  • TaskIdentify team members interested in obtaining Agile/Scrum certification
  • Key ResultReduce project turnaround time by 15% with Agile and Scrum methodologies
  • TaskImplement Scrum methods to improve task delegation and team collaboration
  • TaskTrain team members in Agile-Scrum methodologies for effectiveness
  • TaskUtilize Agile values for continuous adjustment and quick responses

4. OKR to drive Agile Culture and Continuous Improvement

  • ObjectiveDrive Agile Culture and Continuous Improvement
  • Key ResultIncrease employee engagement by 15% through the use of feedback loops and open communication channels
  • Key ResultIncrease team agility by implementing Scrum methodology and conducting regular retrospectives
  • TaskTrain team members on Scrum principles and methodology through workshops and coaching sessions
  • TaskAdapt sprint planning sessions to prioritize tasks and assign them according to team members' strengths
  • TaskImplement Scrum artifacts like backlog, user stories, and Sprint boards to enhance team agility
  • TaskConduct weekly retrospectives to reflect on previous sprints and identify areas of improvement
  • Key ResultImplement an employee recognition program to encourage and reward continuous improvement efforts
  • Key ResultAchieve a 20% decrease in time-to-market for new product releases through streamlined processes

5. OKR to implement Scrum and Agile training for the team

  • ObjectiveImplement Scrum and Agile training for the team
  • Key ResultMeasure improvement by achieving at least 80% pass rate in post-training assessment
  • TaskImplement regular training progress evaluations
  • TaskProvide additional assistance to struggling trainees
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive post-training assessment
  • Key ResultAchieve 100% team participation and completion of the training
  • TaskImplement incentives to boost training completion rates
  • TaskRegularly monitor and report team's training progress
  • TaskAssign mandatory completion dates for each training session
  • Key ResultIdentify and enroll team in a certified Agile and Scrum training course
  • TaskResearch accredited Agile and Scrum training providers
  • TaskSelect a suitable training course based on team needs
  • TaskEnroll team in chosen Agile and Scrum course

6. OKR to enhance my SCRUM proficiency

  • ObjectiveEnhance my SCRUM proficiency
  • Key ResultImplement effective SCRUM methodologies in three team projects to improve productivity
  • TaskTrain the teams on SCRUM methodologies and principles
  • TaskMonitor and adjust SCRUM implementation regularly
  • TaskIncorporate SCRUM into the project management framework
  • Key ResultDeliver two presentations on newly acquired SCRUM knowledge to the team
  • TaskSchedule two team meetings for presentations
  • TaskPrepare outline summarizing key points of SCRUM knowledge
  • TaskCreate engaging and informative presentations
  • Key ResultComplete two advanced SCRUM certification courses by the end of the quarter
  • TaskResearch and select two advanced SCRUM certification courses
  • TaskComplete and pass all coursework
  • TaskEnroll in selected courses

7. OKR to enhance skills and knowledge as Scrum Master and Agile Coach

  • ObjectiveEnhance skills and knowledge as Scrum Master and Agile Coach
  • Key ResultComplete two additional certification courses relevant to Scrum Mastering and Agile Coaching
  • TaskEnroll in two selected certification courses
  • TaskComplete both certification courses successfully
  • TaskIdentify potential Scrum Master or Agile Coaching certification courses
  • Key ResultConduct five effective coaching sessions, receiving positive feedback from at least 80% participants
  • TaskEncourage participants to provide feedback post-session
  • TaskEstablish personalized objectives for each coaching session
  • TaskMonitor, track participant's progress, and adjust methods
  • Key ResultDevelop and implement one new successful strategy for team productivity enhancement
  • TaskConduct a team meeting to brainstorm new productivity strategies
  • TaskImplement and monitor the new strategy
  • TaskDevelop a detailed plan for the chosen strategy

Best practices for managing your Scrum Team OKRs

Generally speaking, your objectives should be ambitious yet achievable, and your key results should be measurable and time-bound (using the SMART framework can be helpful). It is also recommended to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Here are a couple of best practices extracted from our OKR implementation guide πŸ‘‡

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

Having too many OKRs is the #1 mistake that teams make when adopting the framework. The problem with tracking too many competing goals is that it will be hard for your team to know what really matters.

We recommend having 3-4 objectives, and 3-4 key results per objective. A platform like Tability can run audits on your data to help you identify the plans that have too many goals.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's audit dashboard will highlight opportunities to improve OKRs

Tip #2: Commit to the weekly check-ins

Setting good goals can be challenging, but without regular check-ins, your team will struggle to make progress. We recommend that you track your OKRs weekly to get the full benefits from the framework.

Being able to see trends for your key results will also keep yourself honest.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's check-ins will save you hours and increase transparency

Tip #3: No more than 2 yellow statuses in a row

Yes, this is another tip for goal-tracking instead of goal-setting (but you'll get plenty of OKR examples above). But, once you have your goals defined, it will be your ability to keep the right sense of urgency that will make the difference.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid having more than 2 yellow/at risk statuses in a row.

Make a call on the 3rd update. You should be either back on track, or off track. This sounds harsh but it's the best way to signal risks early enough to fix things.

Best way to track your Scrum Team OKRs

Your quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly in order to get all the benefits of the OKRs framework. Reviewing progress periodically has several advantages:

  • It brings the goals back to the top of the mind
  • It will highlight poorly set OKRs
  • It will surface execution risks
  • It improves transparency and accountability

Spreadsheets are enough to get started. Then, once you need to scale you can use a proper OKR platform to make things easier.

A strategy map in TabilityTability's Strategy Map makes it easy to see all your org's OKRs

If you're not yet set on a tool, you can check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates guide to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

More Scrum Team OKR templates

We have more templates to help you draft your team goals and OKRs.

OKRs resources

Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.

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